Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday: Curb Impulsive Spending

Nothing brings out the impulsive shopper in each of us quite like Black Friday, the day following Thanksgiving when stores pull every trick in the playbook to seduce us to spend money we may not have. Think for a minute about the economy: It still ain't pretty, yet we all know at least one item that we would push our economic limits to acquire.

I must admit that this morning I nearly made a decision to purchase online a television 1) I truly don't need and 2)which is far larger than necessary. It's almost as if on Black Friday we forget the limits of our bank account and the larger picture - how the economy is still in the toilet and our own jobs are still relatively fragile.

So...this Black Friday, be careful and don't overindulge!

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